Drivers of commercial trucks must exercise an increased level of caution on the roadway. The reason is that trucks are significantly larger than most passenger vehicles and can cause serious injuries when involved in a collision. To prevent such collisions from occurring, it is important for drivers to have a better understanding of what causes these accidents.
Any driver, passenger, or pedestrian who has encountered a commercial truck on the road can attest to its significant size and weight, relative to other vehicles. This size disparity often leads to more severe injuries and even death for those are involved in a collision with a truck. Many times, a collision may be the result of the intricacies of how a truck operates and a lack of such knowledge by drivers of other vehicles. As a result, unnecessarily dangerous situations may arise.
Residents in New Orleans have possible driven by a truck accident site at some point in their life. These massive vehicles can not only possibly cause a major accident, but could also lead to serious and even fatal injuries. A negligent truck driver can somtimes be the cause of a rollover truck crash, which is why it is important that trucking companies and truck drivers are aware of safety measures and accident prevention training.
The potential of a motor vehicle accident is an inherent risk taken by all drivers, passengers and pedestrians. The ensuing injuries can be significant and potentially life-threatening, depending on the circumstances surrounding the collision. The potential for severe injuries and fatalities is increased when commercial trucks are involved. The relative size of these vehicles compared to passenger cars, as well as their potentially dangerous cargo, often make the resulting damages worse than other accidents.
Large commercial motor vehicles that are traveling the roadways of Louisiana and sharing those roadways with smaller passenger vehicles present unique risks that are not created by other types of vehicles. Therefore, these large trucks are held to a higher standard of care than many other vehicles that drive throughout the state. However, this obviously doesn't mean that there is never a truck accident. In fact, 18-wheeler accidents seem to occur quite often and this raises the question: What causes these accidents?
Readers of this blog and residents of Louisiana alike may be familiar with the show "30 Rock." If they are, they are also likely familiar with the actor Tracy Morgan. Unfortunately, the actor was recently involved in a tragic car accident that left him and some of his friends with serious injuries and left another individual dead.